The idea of doing a juice cleanse can be daunting – especially the first time. The idea of not eating anything solid for at least a day is intimidating for people who love food (ourselves included). But the benefits of a cleanse should ease the nerves, apprehension, and feeling of unpreparedness that can come with first-time cleanses. A juice cleanse is one of the best ways to reset your digestive and metabolic systems, leaving you feeling refreshed, revitalized, and energized from the inside out.
We’ve guided thousands of Juice Hive customers through their juice cleanse experience, and picked up a few tips and tricks along the way. These six tips will help you make the most of your first juice cleanse.
Going full-throttle with a week-long juice cleanse will likely leave you feeling irritated, fatigued, and turned off from juicing altogether. We offer 1, 3, and 5-day juice cleanse packages so that customers can choose the experience that’s best for their bodies, but we highly recommend that first-timers start with a 1 or 3-day cleanse. You’ll enjoy the benefits of a longer juice cleanse without going all-in.
If you jump right into a juice cleanse from an unhealthy diet, you may feel sick from the detox symptoms. The farther in advance you prepare your body, the better you’ll feel during the cleanse. Stick to lighter means a few days before your cleanse. In other words, trade the buffet line for a balanced, home-cooked meal or swap “splurge” snacks or wholesome alternatives. You can also gradually decrease your calorie intake in the day or two leading up to the cleanse, be aware of your body’s nutritional needs.
Take time off.
The best time to start a juice cleanse is when you have some personal time to kick back and relax. If you have a lot going on right now, it might be a good idea to wait until you have fewer work-related events or social engagements on the agenda so you don’t overwhelm yourself – and so you’re not tempted by hors d’oeuvres.
You might be tempted to put your gallon-sized water bottle away during your juice cleanse, but trust us, hydration is still key. We recommend drinking warm lemon water during your fast – plus, water will help you fight off hunger between juices
Tune into your body.
Juice cleanses generally mean a lower calorie intake than what you’re used to. You might feel tired or grumpy on your cleanse, and that’s ok! But beware of more serious symptoms, like headaches, dizziness, or cramping. It’s best to talk to your doctor before starting a cleanse so you can make a plan based on your unique nutritional needs.
Ease out of the cleanse.
Congrats – you made it! Your cleanse is over, but don’t swing through the drive-thru right away. You’ll want to slowly integrate solid foods back into your diet after a juice cleanse, starting with smoothies, oatmeal, or salads. Luckily, we know where you can find lots of post-cleanse options.
How many times have you wished you could bottle the moments when you felt happiest, most confident, or energized? Get back to those feelings with our 1, 3, or 5-day cold-pressed juice cleanse, designed to reset and refresh your body from the inside out.
Questions? Give us a call at 843-757-2899 to order your cleanse or speak with one of our expert staff members.